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1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Complete Set (29)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $9,400
Complete high-grade set of these popular potato chip cards, which were issued one card per bag of Dan-Dee potato chips. Dan Dees are usually found with serious condition problems relating to this method of issue, including creases and potato chip grease stains. The wax coating on the surface of these cards was intended to protect them from grease staining. This is a remarkably strong high-grade set, even better than the grades that follow suggest, as Dan-Dees naturally get downgraded due to extremely minor technical factors related to their method of production and packaging. Since these cards were issued primarily in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas, it is not surprising the players featured are mostly Pirates and Indians, although the three New York area teams are also represented. We have submitted the following eleven cards (out of the twenty-nine cards in the set) to SGC for grading: Cooper (VG 40), Doby (NM 84), Feller (NM 84), Gordon (NM+ 86), Hodges (EX/NM 80), Irvin (NM 84), Mantle (VG/EX 50; solid Ex to Ex-Mt card downgraded due to a very light surface wrinkle to the left of Mantle’s cap), Rizzuto (NM 84), Smith (NM+ 86), Snider (NM 84), and Wynn (VG/EX 50). Of the balance of the cards, 13 range from Ex to Ex-Mt (with a couple slightly better) and 5 range from Vg to Vg-Ex. This is a very attractive (and for Dan-Dees very high grade) set with a particularly strong example of key cards Mickey Mantle and rarities Cooper and Smith. From the Charlie Conlon Collection. Total 29 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $9,400
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